LibriVox recording of Madame Midas by Fergus Hume. Read by Lucy Burgoyne.
Madame Midas is a murder mystery, In the early days of Australia, when the gold fever was at its height.
Fergus Hume was born in England, the second son of Dr James Hume. At the age of three his father emigrated with his family to Dunedin, New Zealand. He was admitted to the New Zealand bar in 1885. Shortly after graduation he left for Melbourne, Australia where he obtained a post as a barristers' clerk. He began writing plays, but found it impossible to persuade the managers of the Melbourne theatres to accept or even read them. Hume was a capable writer of mystery stories, and may be looked upon as one of the precursors of the many writers of detective stories whose work was so popular in the twentieth century. (Summary Wikipedia)
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September 10, 2009 Subject:
I just wish that Lucy would volunteer to do something else on Librox. Librivox does not like you to criticize anyone, but seriously her narration is really horrible. I did tough out the last part of Alexander's Bridge with her but it was not easy.
August 28, 2009 Subject:
Alas, an entire book read by Lucy Burgoyne. I like Fergus Hume, but can't take 13 hours of her total lack of expression, timing, or comprehension of what she is reading to us.